On Mark Kenna’s 49th birthday in January 2012, he was diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer.
“I’d never heard of this cancer but was no stranger to the effects of other forms of the disease. I was certainly facing a tough road ahead. Medical science, doctors, nurses, surgeons and oncologists all combined to carry me on that journey and bring me to where I am today – alive and well and able to enjoy my young grandchildren.
Mark, who is now 10 years a cancer survivor, is passionate about raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer, advocating for patients and raising funds to ensure the continuation of critical research in this area
“We won the battle but we are still a long way from winning the war. To do so, we need more research, more clinical trials, more support structures for patients, families and survivors. The more funds that are raised means more lives, like mine, will be saved. More children won’t lose a Dad or a Mum, more parents won’t lose sons and daughters. Without research, I wouldn’t be here today”